Famous Birthdays on this Day, June 25:

1242 - Beatrice of England, Duchess of Brittanny (d. 1275)
1328 - William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (d. 1397)
1373 - Johanna II, Queen of Naples (1414-35)
1560 - Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (d. 1634)
1612 - John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (d. 1634)
1709 - Francesco Araja, composer
1715 - Joseph-François Foulon, French politician (d. 1789)
1726 - Thomas Pennant, British naturalist
1735 - Benvenuto Robbio San Rafaele, composer
1755 - Princess Natalia Alexeievna of Russia (d. 1776)
1796 - Ferdinando Giorgetti, composer
1813 - William Hugh Keim, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1814 - Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist (d. 1896)
1823 - James Dunwody Bulloch, Capt (Confederate Navy), died in 1901
1852 - Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect (d. 1926)
1858 - Georges Courteline, [Moineaux], French playwright
1860 - Gustave Charpentier, French composer (opera Louise)
1862 - Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, composer
1863 - Emile Francqui, Belgian soldier (d. 1935)
1864 - Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist/chemist (Nobel 1920)
1865 - Robert Henri, US painter, leader of Ashcan school
1878 - Jean Gallon, composer
1884 - Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German art promoter (d. 1979)
1886 - Henry "Hap" Arnold, commanding general, US Army Air Force (WW II)
1887 - George Abbott, Forestville NY, producer (Damn Yankees, Pajama Game)
1889 - Ethel Glenn Hier, composer
1889 - Margriet M C Baers, Flemish philosopher
1890 - Marchwitza, writer
1893 - Charlotte Greenwood, Phila, actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami)
1894 - Hermann Oberth, Germany, founded modern astronautics (V2/Redstone)
1897 - Basil Radford, Chester England, actor (Whiskey Galore, Night Train)
1897 - Hans Barth, composer
1900 - Izak D du Plessis, South African writer/director (3rd World)
1900 - Lord Louis Mountbatten, of Burma, royal relative/earl/baron/admiral
1901 - Adolf Brunner, composer
1902 - Prince Yasuhito Chichibu, brother of Emperor Showa (d.1953)
1903 - Arthur Tracy, Russia, street singer (Vincent Lopez Show, Limelight)
1903 - George Orwell, [Eric A Blair], British writer (Animal Farm, 1984)
1903 - Anne Revere, American actress (d. 1990)
1904 - Jan van Axel, [Johannes P Kraakman], Dutch director (Overschotje)
1905 - Ian Cromb, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the early 1930's)
1906 - Roger Livesey, Barry Wales, actor (Drums, Life & Death of Col Blimp)
1907 - J Hans D Jensen, Germany, physicist (atomic nucleus-Nobel 1963)
1908 - Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (d. 2000)
1909 - Daniel Fuchs, US writer (Summer in Williamsburg)
1911 - Reed Hadley, Petrolia Tx, actor (Racket Squad, Shock, Grand Canyon)
1911 - William H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972)
1912 - Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidential advisor
1912 - William T. Cahill, Governor of New Jersey (d. 1996)
1913 - Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (d. 2005)
1915 - Peter Lind Hayes, SF Calif, comedian/singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show)
1916 - Theodore P Toynbee, British journalist/writer (Savage Days, Barricade)
1921 - Peter Charles Arthur Wishart, composer
1921 - Celia Franca, Canadian ballet dancer (d. 2007)
1923 - Dorothy Gilman, mystery writer
1923 - Jack Hill, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner of mid 50's)
1923 - Samuel Lewis Francis, painter
1923 - Tony Parker, oral historian
1923 - Nicholas Mosley, British writer
1924 - Sidney Lumet, Phila, director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe)
1925 - Clifton Chenier, Opelousas La, blues singer (Bayou Blues)
1925 - June Lockhart, NYC, actr (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction)
1925 - Robert Venturi, Phila, architect (Levittown NY, Las Vegas)
1925 - Ziggy Talent, Manchester NH, singer (Vaughn Monroe Show)
1925 - Ted Stepien, American business (d. 2007)
1926 - Ingeborg Bachmann, Austria author/poet
1926 - Pierre "Peyo" Culliford, Brussels Belgium, cartoonist (Smurfs)
1928 - William Joseph Russo, composer
1928 - Peyo, Belgian illustrator (d. 1992)
1929 - Eric Carle, American author
1930 - Hugo Gabriel Gryn, rabbi
1930 - George Murdock, American actor
1930 - Mary Beth Peil, American singer
1932 - Peter Blake, British artist
1933 - Gary Crosby, Calif, actor (Bill Dana Show, Adam 12, Chase)
1933 - Michelangelo Pistoletto, Italian artist (glass painter)
1933 - James Meredith, American civil rights activist
1933 - Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect
1934 - Willy Rodriguez, cricketer (occasional leg-spin bat for WI in 60's)
1935 - Eddie Floyd, Montgomery Al, singer/composer (Calif Girl, Falcons)
1935 - Kurt Schwertsik, composer
1935 - Laurent Terzieff, Paris, actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way) [or 7/25]
1935 - Wynand Breytenbach, S African under minister of Defense (1986- )
1936 - Harold Melvin, US singer (Blue Notes-My Hero)
1936 - Paul Nowee, Dutch western writer (Eagle's Eye)
1936 - Jusuf Habibie, President of Indonesia
1937 - Mirabel Morgan, author (Total Woman)
1939 - Allen Fox, American Tennis Player
1940 - Clint Warwick, [Eccles], Birmingham England, bassist (Moody Blues)
1940 - A.J. Quinnell, British writer (d. 2005)
1941 - Denys Arcand, director (Jesus of Montreal)
1942 - Patrick Michael Mitchell, Ottawa, one of FBI's most wanted
1942 - Wilbert Bank, actor/director (On Hope of Blessing)
1942 - Willis Reed, NBA hall of fame MVP center/coach (NY Knicks)
1942 - Michel Tremblay, Canadian playwright
1943 - Gerrit "Ger" Zijlstra, sculptor
1944 - Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer
1945 - Carly Simon, NYC, singer (Anticipation, You're So Vain)
1946 - Allen Lanier, rock keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
1946 - Ian McDonald, London England, rock guitarist (Foreigner, King Crimson)
1946 - Roméo Dallaire, Canadian senator
1947 - Jimmie Walker, American actor (Good Times)
1948 - Michael Lembeck, Bkln, actor (Max-One Day at a Time)
1949 - Brenda Sykes, Shreveport La, actress (Ozzie's Girls, Getting Straight)
1949 - Jimmie Walker, Bronx NY, comedian (JJ-Good Times, At Ease)
1949 - Kene Holliday, NYC, actor (Tyler-Matlock, Carter Country)
1949 - Phyllis George-Brown, Denton Tx, Miss Amer (1971)/sportscaster (CBS)
1950 - Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)
1950 - Tatyana Averina, USSR, speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic-gold-1976)
1950 - Nitza Saul, Israeli actress
1951 - Lee Wilkof, Canton Ohio, actor (WEB, Delta House, Elliot-Newhart)
1951 - Michael Francis, rocker
1952 - Brian MacLeod, rock guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
1952 - Tim Finn, rocker (Split Enz, Crowded House, Puberty Blues)
1953 - Ian Davis, cricketer (Australian batsman 1973-77)
1954 - David Paich, rock keyboardist (Toto-Africa)
1954 - John Kimmel, horse trainer
1954 - Lina Romay, Barcelona Spain, actress (Conan the Barbarian)
1954 - Daryush Shokof, Iranian filmmaker
1955 - Michael Sabatino, Calif, actor (Days of Our Life, Bold & Beautiful)
1956 - Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (d. 2004)
1956 - Anthony Bourdain, Chef and author
1958 - Debbie Green, South Korea, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
1959 - Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper, Winter Olympics medalist
1959 - Paris Themmen, American actor
1960 - Craig Johnston, Australian soccer player
1961 - Ricky Gervais, English comedian
1962 - Dan Turk, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
1962 - Phill Jupitus, English comedian and broadcaster
1963 - Doug Gilmour, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1963 - George Michael [Panos], British rock vocalist (Wham-I Want Your Sex)
1963 - Mike Myers, Canada, comedian (SNL-Wayne's World) [or May 25]
1963 - Mike Stanley, Ft Lauderdale FL, catcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox)
1963 - Si-An Deng, Shanghai China, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)
1963 - Yann Martel, Canadian author
1963 - John Benjamin Hickey, American actor
1964 - Dell Curry, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
1964 - Phil Emery, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, Australia 1994)
1964 - Emma Suárez, Spanish actress
1964 - Greg Raymer, Professional poker player
1966 - Dikembe Mutombo, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets)
1967 - Brian Wanek, Mequon Wis, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
1967 - Joan Smith, Rochester NY, biathelete (Olympics-1994)
1967 - Matt Leblanc, Newton Mass, actor (Joey-Friends)
1967 - Roshan Jurangpathy, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1985-86)
1968 - Oleg Taktarov, Russian martial artist
1969 - Alina Ivanova, Ukraine, race walker (indoor 3K world record)
1969 - Armand Benneker, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
1969 - Jurgen Streppel, soccer player (Telstar/RKC)
1969 - Matt Gallant, American television host
1970 - Aaron Sele, Golden Valley MN, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1970 - Ana Rosa Brito, Miss Puerto Rico Universe (1997)
1970 - Lucy Benjamin, British actress
1970 - Ariel Gore, American journalist and author
1970 - Erki Nool, Estonian decathlete
1970 - Roope Latvala, Finnish musician
1971 - Michael Tucker, South Boston VA, outfielder (KC Royals)
1971 - Mike Sutherland, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
1971 - Robert Reichel, Litinov CZE, hockey forward (NY Islanders, Oly-G-98)
1971 - Ryan Carey, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1971 - Steve Tikolo, cricketer (outstanding Kenyan batsman in 1996 World Cup)
1971 - Santiago de Tezanos, Uruguayan architect
1971 - Scott Maslen, Actor
1971 - Angela Kinsey, American actress
1971 - Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer
1972 - Amy Wickus, Baraboo Wisconsin, 800m/1500m runner
1972 - Carlos Delgado, Aguadilla Puerto Rico, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1972 - Mike Kroeger, Canadian musician (Nickelback)
1973 - Milan Hnilicka, hockey goaltender (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998)
1973 - Rene Corbet, Victoriaville, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche)
1973 - Whitney Post, Wayland Mass, rower (Olympics-96)
1973 - Jamie Redknapp, English footballer
1974 - Lee Cole, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
1974 - Leeland McElroy, running back (Arizona Cardinals)
1974 - Vernon Crawford, linebacker (New England Patriots)
1974 - Jim LaMarca, American bass guitarist (Chimaira)
1974 - Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress
1974 - Nisha Ganatra, Canadian film director
1975 - Alberto Costa, Lerida Spain, tennis pro
1975 - Linda Cardellini, American actress
1975 - Chenoa, Spanish singer
1975 - Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess player
1975 - Natasha Klauss, Colombian actress
1976 - Marina Alofagia McCartney, Miss New Zealand Universe (1997)
1976 - José Cancela, Uruguayan footballer
1976 - Dubravka Vukotic, Montenegrin female actor
1978 - Aftab Shivdasani, Bollywood actor
1978 - Layla El, 2006 WWE Diva Search winner
1978 - Luke Scott, American baseball player
1979 - Brandi Lynn Burkhardt, Miss Maryland Teen USA (1997)
1979 - Kelli Jones, Miss Kentucky Teen USA (1997)
1979 - Katie Doyle, American actress and reality television star
1979 - Hirooki Goto, Japanese professional wrestler
1979 - Busy Philipps, American actress
1979 - Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer
1980 - Maja Latinovic, Serbian model
1980 - Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress
1981 - Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
1981 - Sheridan Smith, British actress
1981 - Pooja Umashankar, Indian actress
1982 - Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player
1982 - Rain, Korean singer (Rain, Jeong Ji-Hoon)
1983 - Todd Cooper, British swimmer
1984 - Indigo, American actress
1986 - Charlie Davies, American soccer player
1986 - Aya Matsuura, Japanese singer
1993 - Barney Clark, English actor
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